02 Sep Connecting Your Liver to Good Health
You are probably aware that the liver is an important part of your body, but are you fully aware of what the liver does and how it helps your body to stay healthy?
If you are like most people, you probably have little understanding of the liver or why it is important. Here is a look at a few of the essential tasks that your liver performs.
- Producing Bile: Your liver is responsible for producing bile, which is critical to the digestive process as well in assisting with the absorption of fats in the small intestine.
- Regulating Blood Clotting: Producing bile is also important because vitamin K can only be absorbed with the help of bile. Vitamin K is needed to create blood clotting coagulants. Therefore, without your liver, your body would not be able to produce the coagulants needed to clot your blood.
- Vitamin and Mineral Storage: Your liver stores many vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B12, D, E and K as well as copper and iron.
- Regulating Amino Acids: Your liver makes sure your amino acid levels are at a healthy level in your bloodstream. This is important because amino acids are responsible for the production of proteins.
- Producing Proteins: Your liver is responsible for producing a protein known as albumin. Albumin is responsible for keeping fluids in your bloodstream rather than leaking into surrounding tissue. It is also responsible for helping your blood carry enzymes, hormones and vitamins throughout your body.
- Filtering Blood: When blood circulates and passes through your stomach and intestines, it next goes to your liver. It is here that byproducts, toxins and other harmful substances are removed from the blood before carrying further throughout your body. This filtration process also removes bacteria from the bloodstream, which helps your body to resist infections.
- Regulating Glucose: Your liver also removes excess glucose from your bloodstream, which it then stores as glycogen. It then converts the glycogen to glucose when needed.
With the help of MetaboLiv, you can keep your liver healthy and properly functioning. Contact us today to learn more!